Professional Development Archive

REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo

It’s finally here! The REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo takes place this week in Washington, D.C., and we can’t wait to see so many of you in person. For those of you who can’t attend, be sure to...

Real Estate – The Foundation of Freedom

by Mike Cobb, Chairman & CEO, ECI Development It was an honor to be nominated to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Realtors last fall. Accepting the role of Director was a decision I considered deeply...
December 7, 2017

Survey Says! CIPS designees: more money, diverse, and engaged

We didn’t quite conduct the survey Family-Feud style – although that might make for a fun Advisory Board idea next year! – but the results of the 2017 CIPS Designee survey are in! Special thanks to those who filled...

Connecting to Global at Your Local Association

For many, the connection to global begins at a local level. The 2016 Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate Activity statistics show that 59% of the international purchases made in 2015 were made by resident foreigners,...

Connecting NAR to the World With President’s Liaisons

If you follow NAR Global on social media or receive our emails you may have noticed that we are now accepting applications for next year’s President’s Liaisons. President’s Liaisons play a key role in maintaining NAR’s relationships with other...

NAR Global’s Top 10 Moments in 2016

As we wrap up another successful year here in NAR’s Global division, it’s time to reflect on our top highlights throughout the past 365 days. We accomplished a lot in 2016 and wanted to share with you our favorite...
December 22, 2016

2016 NAHREP Convention: Expanding Business to the Latino Mega-Market

In September, I traveled to Los Angeles, CA to attend the 2016 National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) Convention. This event encompassed two days of networking, education, and above all, celebration of Hispanic culture, particularly within the...
October 25, 2016

Earning my CIPS in Canada

When I first joined the NAR Global team earlier this year I was thrilled to discover that NAR encourages staff to earn their CIPS designation. I was even more excited to learn I would be taking Global Real Estate:...
October 13, 2016

Planning Your Trip to the REALTORS® Conference and Expo with a “Global Mindset”

We have talked about the importance of having a global mindset time and time again. Part of shifting your mindset to global means actively planning for more international business. A large portion of this clientele is built by networking...
September 20, 2016

New Report: U.S. Homes Still Appeal to Foreign Buyers

Despite waning economic growth in many countries and higher home prices further enhanced by a strengthening U.S. dollar, owning a home in the United States is still appealing to foreign buyers. This is according to an annual survey of residential...